ISSUE: HOW DO CERTIFICATION
LABELS & LOGOS BENEFIT YOU?
Consumers often ask for certified forest products. When they see certification labels and logos on your products, they know you care enough to take action for our forests. Make sure you know the facts regarding certification and which labels you can use on your product.
Think ahead to ensure options and contain costs.
There are a number of certification systems available in North America, including the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Though you may hear otherwise, the above three standards are, in fact, more similar than different. The reality is that less than 10 percent of the world’s forests and only 13 percent of U.S. forests are certified. That’s why, even when a paper mill or manufacturer has a certified chain-of-custody system, they may not be able to label all of their products as certified. In many cases, there just isn’t enough fiber from certified forests. To ensure availability, maintain options and contain costs, it is best to consider certification from multiple systems.
Forest Certification Labels Matter
Chain-of-custody certification labels provide on-product proof of the integrity of your supply chain. By tracking fiber through every phase of paper production, a certified paper company protects wildlife, plants, soil, water and ultimately, people. Certification means you aren’t just buying paper, you’re fulfilling a promise today and for generations to come.NEXT Labels and Logos Explained